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N.J.Food & Clothing Rescue redistributes donated food, clothing, personal hygiene items and at times household items and other necessities in a rapid manner to people in crisis whether it be due to fire, homelessness or personal situations.
“WITH THE HELP of many generous people and volunteers over the past year our charity has helped in excess of 40,000 people we have rescued and redistributed at least 60,000 pounds of perishable foods.
We started and ran a pantry successfully helping an average of 40 families per week for 3 months prior to someone doing a hostile takeover over of it.
We have run roughly 40 street outreaches, mostly in Newark but also a couple in Paterson which provided food, clothes, and personal hygiene items to 1000’s of people living on the street and emergency shelters.
We did about 40 or so outreaches at HQ providing perishable foods to people in the local community.
We collected over 2000 cans of play-doh for the kids cancer center in Hackensack.
We collected 118 turkeys and received donations of other foods that we cooked and made 1000 heat and serve thanksgiving dinners, as well as cook it yourself thanksgiving meal “bags” and distributed them through 3 counties and 9 towns to veterans, seniors, pantries and many people that would not have had a thanksgiving dinner otherwise.
We assisted the city of Passaic with an outreach for seniors and we provided enough household necessities and personal hygiene items for roughly 60 seniors.
Between last year , and this year, we collected and distributed enough school supplies to help over 1000 students that might not have what they need to start the school year off with what they need.
We assisted about 300 families that had fires and lost everything.including many new clothes and hygiene items for the huge fire in Passaic and new school supplies and uniforms for a family that had a fire the day before school started and they lost everything.
We organized and ran a world homeless day outreach with 6 other groups in newark and helped in excess of 500 people in 4 hours, with clothes, hygiene items, and food.
We did an indoor outreach at a shelter that has hundreds of kids and provided at least 100 kids coats and winter footwear for them.
We collected many toys at Christmas and helped Santa make many kids Christmas a little happier.
we worked with another group and provided several hundred pairs of shoes, sandals, flip flops for people in the DR that have no footwear.
Amazingly….we were able to help get a sick mom and her son off the street for about a week and give her time to feel better in a relaxed situation and buy her time to apply for services.
We have and continue to work with other charities and organizations, helping them to help others.
If you feel we are deserving…PLEASE SHARE this post so that SOMEONE in the Passaic/Garfield/Wallington area sees it that can help us find a new place to work from. if we don’t get a new place we will no longer be able to do all these things.”
N.J. Food & Clothing Rescue
P.O. Box 106
Lodi N.J. 07644
By Phone 201-747-8706
By Email email@example.com